COVID-19 Testing & Vaccinations

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COVID-19 Vaccination

At Odessa Regional Medical Center, we’re taking precautions to make sure our hospital is clean, safe and ready for your next visit.

COVID-19 Vaccination

520 East Sixth Street
Odessa TX 79761

safe and ready

Visitor Restrictions Apply

Who is eligible to receive the vaccine?

Effective March 29, 2021, the COVID-19 Vaccination is open to all adults in Texas.
Please note the age requirement for the Pfizer vaccine is 12 and up, and for the Moderna vaccine is 18 and up. Please discuss any concerns of receiving the vaccine with your Primary Care Doctor before coming to us. 

What is the cost for the Vaccine?

The vaccine is free of charge. 

Where to Get the Vaccine

ORMC Community Health Center
(located on the corner of 5th, between Muskingum and Tom Green)
520 East Sixth Street, Odessa TX 79761

COVID-19 Vaccinations available by walk-in basis on:

*CHC is closed from 12 pm to 1 pm for lunch everyday

  • Mon & Wed: 8 am – 6 pm
  • Tue & Thur: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Friday: 8 am – 3 pm
  • Saturday: 8 am – 11:30 am 

Mobile Community Vaccine Dates/Locations
(UPDATED DATES/LOCATIONS)

August 17, 2021
8:30 am to 12:00 pm 
ChampionX Midland Office
303 Veterans Airpark Ln 
Midland, TX 79705
 
August 19, 2021
8:30 am to 12:00 pm 
87th St. Apartments
8640 Hunter Miller Way
Odessa, TX 79765
 
August 20, 2021
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
ChampionX Odessa
1460 Windway St 
Odessa, TX 79763
 
August 24, 2021
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Woodson Park
1020 E. Murphy St
Odessa, TX 79761

 

Timing of Your Second Dose

Individuals are welcome to walk-in to receive their 2nd dose during vaccination hours at the Community Health Center. The timing between your first and second shots depends on which vaccine you received.

If you received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, you should get your second shot 3 weeks (or 21 days) after your first.

If you received the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, you should get your second shot 4 weeks (or 28 days) after your first.

You should get your second shot as close to the recommended 3-week or 4-week interval as possible. Your second dose may be given up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose. However, even if it is past the time window listed on your vaccination card, come back for your second dose.

About the Moderna Vaccine

The Moderna vaccine (mRNA-1273) was granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisory committee on December 17, 2020. EUA allows for the use of medical countermeasures, including vaccines, during public health emergencies, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic. Under an EUA, FDA may allow the use of unapproved medical products, or unapproved uses of approved medical products in an emergency to diagnose, treat, or prevent serious or life-threatening diseases or conditions when certain statutory criteria have been met, including that there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.

Similar to the Pfizer vaccine, Moderna includes a 2-dose schedule taken approximately four weeks apart. The Moderna vaccines proved to be approximately 95% effective in preventing COVID-19 in its vaccine trial of 30,000 individuals in 89 different clinical sites covering 32 U.S. States. According to the CDC, Messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines carry genetic material that teaches our cells how to make a harmless piece of “spike protein,” which is found on the surface of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. These do not affect our DNA and cannot give the vaccine recipient COVID-19, though side reported side effects include fever, headache and muscle aches. Other mRNA vaccines have been studied for influenza, Zika, rabies, and cytomegalovirus (CMV).

Learn more about the Moderna vaccine on the CDC website.

About the Pfizer Vaccine

Effective May 10, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) to include adolescents 12 through 15 years of age. The FDA amended the EUA originally issued on Dec. 11, 2020 for administration in individuals 16 years of age and older.

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine vaccination series is 2 doses given 3 weeks apart. If you receive one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, you should receive a second dose of this same vaccine 3 weeks later to complete the vaccination series. Learn more about the Pfizer vaccine on the CDC website.